NASA's IXS Enterprise is an interstellar spaceship concept, conceived by digital artist Mark Rademaker and Dr. Harold White, NASA's Advanced Propulsion Lead. Resembling a ship from sci-fi franchise Star Trek, the galactic vehicle measures 41. 3 by 62. 3 meters in size and features warp travel technology that is set to reduce travel time for space explorers dramatically.
While this spaceship concept model took over 1600 hours to complete, artist Mark Rademaker is further developing his creation and hopes to one day make it a reality. Though this concept space vehicle may seem far-fetched, the dedicated work of scientists and artists like Rademaker make its conception more likely than one may expect.
In the case of the IXS Enterprise, the use of the lates technology and durable materials is key when translating this concept into a working space craft.